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[PDF] Unlimited ✓ Troy : by Adèle Geras - Troy, Troy The Siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years Inside the walled city food is Malacca and death is common From the heights of Mount Olympus The Gods keep watch But Aphrodite Goddess of Love is bored wi

  • Title: Troy
  • Author: Adèle Geras
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  • Page: 425
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About "Adèle Geras"

  1. Adèle Geras

    Ad le Geras FRSL born 15 March 1944 is an English writer for young children, teens and adults Her husband was the Marxist academic Norman Geras and their daughter Sophie Hannah is also a novelist and poet.Geras was born in Jerusalem, British Mandatory Palestine Her father was in the Colonial Service and she had a varied childhood, living in countries such as Nigeria, Cyprus, Tanzania, Gambia and British North Borneo in a short span of time She attended Roedean School in Brighton and then graduated from St Hilda s College, Oxford with a degree in Modern Languages She was known for her stage and vocal talents, but decided instead to become a full time writer.Geras s first book was Tea at Mrs Manderby s, which was published in 1976 Her first full length novel was The Girls in the Velvet Frame She has written than 95 books for children, young adults, and adults Her best known books are Troy shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal Ithaka, Happy Ever After previously published as the Egerton Hall Trilogy , Silent Snow, Secret Snow, and A Thousand Yards of Sea.Her novels for adults include Facing the Light, Hester s Story, Made in Heaven, and A Hidden Life.Geras won two prizes in the United States, one the Sydney Taylor Book Award for the My Grandmother s Stories and the National Jewish Book Award for Golden Windows She has also won prizes for her poetry and was a joint winner of the Smith Doorstop Poetry Pamphlet Award, offered by the publisher of that name from

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  1. It s a sad time in the city of Troy The war has been going on for 10 years and it has spread it s roots into each and every household, spreading misery and death and sorrow Soldiers go out to war every morning, leaving behind widows and orphans women spend the day in terror, wondering whether their husbands, sons and brothers will come back or not Food is scarce, thanks to the siege and money is spent endlessly on the war, on the weapons and food for the horses Anything that is moving is cooked [...]


  2. The worst re telling of all time Nothing original, except for a ridiculously juvenile love story of minor characters that was filler than story Exceptionally bad dialogue.I assumed this was a debut novel because it was so bad I was astonished, upon completion, to find that Geras has written many books I would say Don t quit your day job but apparently this is her day job.


  3. I swear, if one god turns up and tells one of the characters exactly what is going to happen only for them to forget everything about the entire encounter 30 seconds later, I will scream It happens every other chapter They re the Greek Gods of the Parthenon, the epitome of vain They wouldn t want to be forgotten I call shenanigans Excellent writing, depressing and poorly handled and someone else s plot, eh original characters I m not quite sure why this won so many awards.


  4. This book was pretty boring It wasn t on my list of books, nor was it recommended by anyone, so I took a chance The only reason I got it was because I just finished Les Miserable and wanted a short one to off set that monster.The story is basically just what goes on in the life of a few girls who live in Troy during their war with the Greeks It had no plot or if it did it was so bland and transparent that I didn t catch on.Random gods would appear to different character for no reason whatsoever [...]


  5. I expected only because of how many awards it has won I was hoping I could recommend it to my teenage students but there is too much sex and adult content for Taiwanese teens How did it win children s book awards Not a bad story, just not very creative and far too ridiculously juvenile love story Random gods and goddesses would appear to a character for no reason whatsoever They didn t add to the story in the least and the characters would forget anything they would told by them anyway The only [...]


  6. Troy is on my top ten list of favorite books Troy is set during the Trojan War Although this story does not narrate the exact events of the Trojan War, you will recognize famous matters like the Trojan Horse, the death of Achilles, the death of Hector, the burning of the villages in Troy and It s near to the end of the war and the gods always butt in to try and help On than one occasion has Aphrodite made characters fall in love, causing love triangles, sister feuds and secrecy The war wasn t [...]


  7. Troy is a good retelling of the Trojan War from essentially the beginning of Homer s Iliad to just after the fall of Troy Geras s heroines are Xanthe, nurse to the son of Hector and Andromache, and Marpessa, handmaiden to Helen she weaves her own characters skillfully into the tapestry of the characters familiar from Greek mythology We all know how the story ends, but by providing her own characters and making them sympathetic, so that the reader wants to find out what happens to them, Geras ins [...]



  8. Adele Geras did an incredible job writing this book Although it may not have been the most exciting at times, Geras did a very good job in creating characters all intertwined in a very unique romantic situation She pulls family apart in this book all over a love that, at times, seems very unreliable and almost fails As the book goes on, the romance between characters start to get quite complicated and the battle between the Greeks and Trojans intensifies greatly Geras writes the latter half of t [...]


  9. After reading The Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough, Troy by Ad le Geras just pales in comparison That doesn t mean it s a bad book It just means it isn t the best book about Troy.Troy follows the story of Marpessa and Xanthe, two sisters trying to live their lives during the last months of the Trojan War They re both three dimensional characters with interesting backgrounds and we get to see them through other characters perspectives, but they re not really all that memorable There s nothing t [...]


  10. I think that the authors theme is to always stay true to family The author was showing that a lot of people might do something wrong but in the end it is important to stay true to family no matter what happens This book takes place in ancient Troy during the Trojan War.There are three main characters in this book Xanthe, Marppesa, and Alastor although there are many characters I thought that these were the most important The story is told by all three of these people depending on the chapter Th [...]


  11. I was looking forward to reading this book about the Trojan War but it didn t really work for me until perhaps the last couple of chapters which were moving and shocking It takes place during the final stages of the ten year Trojan War and it is written from the perspectives of different everyday Trojans mainly women living behind the wall in Troy There is a range of characters, ranging from the legendary players in this well known myth to the lesser known characters, including Hector s stable b [...]


  12. I started out a little hesitant about this story I wasn t sure what I thought about the oh so human gods popping into the story, but it gradually wore on me until I really began to love this feature of the book The characters Helen, Paris, Hector, Aphrodite, Eros are mostly familiar to me, though I m not sure if some of the young people Marpessa Xanthe Alastor were present in the original story It s all well done, I think The almost Shakespearean romantic mixups between Marpessa and Alastor and [...]


  13. This book is different than others i ve read about the Iliad It is told in the point of view of servants This author does a wonderful job of creating twists in plot and weaving frustration into every chapter The main characters are loveable and experience the trojan war with the known characters i.e Helen, Paris, Andronmache, Hector, etc as backgroud characters rather than the foreground I loved this book it kept my attention through out, this author is very good at writing books with frustratin [...]


  14. DNF at page 80It s an alright read, but I couldn t suffer through the long winded purple prose Contrary to most of the reviews on here, I didn t find it to be too full of romance it was really far too much world building I understand not everyone knows about Achilles or Troy or Paris and Helen, but the insane amount of history lesson I received made my head spin Geras might ve been better off writing a nonfiction book her characters were enjoyable and realistic, sure, but it was too much info du [...]


  15. The epic siege of Troy told through the eyes of young people trapped within its walls Primarily the story of two sisters Xanthe and Marpessa cursed by the goddess of love, Aphrodite, to love the same boy Marpessa serves as the handmaiden for Helen Xanthe is nursemaid for Andromache, Hector s wife Will either sister escape the arrows of Eros Will anyone escape Troy alive A fantastic book It does contain mature thematic content, violence, and profanity It is Troy from an insider s point of view an [...]


  16. I picked up this book because I love anything to do with Ancient Greece and I ve read other things by Ad le Geras and liked them This book didn t disappoint the only thing I didn t like was when the gods came down and spoke with the mortals It could have been handled better the way the townsfolk suddenly suffered amnesia after the gods had left got a bit irritating after a while.


  17. This book was strange The characters didn t do anything for me The plot wasn t anything spectacular and I felt there wasn t really any new spin on the old tale The random appearances of the Gods got annoying at time I just didn t understand this book.


  18. I skim the blurbs about books because some blurbs give away about the plot than I like Well, should have read about this one It was ok A little weird and not a very good love story at all


  19. Loved this book a contemporary retelling of the story of the siege of Troy, told from the point of view of the servants Must read of this author.


  20. It was a really good romance, war book Really good characters, fantastic setting, book pulled me in and some really marvelous action scenes and blood baths.


  21. I was never into reading History books or Historical Fiction stories until about a year ago That s when I read History my mind started to form it into it s own love story, soap opera, or young adult novel All of the sudden, History just wasn t facts about yesterday they were stories about people like us today.Now, I m not going to lie, I didn t just stumble along this book it itself didn t pop out and grab my interest There s a movie that my family watches frequently called Troy which has Brad P [...]


  22. I used to be really into Greek mythology as a kid so I re visited it for fun this year While I was still very fascinated by the re telling of the great Trojan war, I was put off by how much of the novel focused on the conflicting romantic interests of various characters and very minimal development of some of the major characters like Hector and Achilles I was especially disappointed by just how quick those two heroes fell to death in the book It was only in the matter of 2 3 sentences which I t [...]


  23. A retelling of the fall of Troy as a YA romance It sounds kind of awful, but it sort of works I liked it, at any rate Geras is quite faithful to the original myths, and I love her take on the gods and how their interactions with mortals work.


  24. DNF 75% it was an audiobook for a road trip, and I wasn t involved enough to finish it when I got back I didn t like the main characters much one sister felt devious and the other oblivious.


  25. Troy is a novel that centres upon the history of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans It is an epic story full of both comic and tragic moments Ad le Geras takes the story of the Trojan war and turns it into a YA novel of breathtaking quality which leads me to hold her in the highest esteem.The first character who touches you in this novel is Xanthe She is a poor Trojan girl caring for Prince Hector s baby Astanyax and also tends to the dying and the wounded in what she calls the Blood Roo [...]


  26. Troy is one of those stories that endures Regardless of whatever spin on it, be that the intense metrosexuality of Brad Pitt s Achilles or the beautiful lyricism of Gareth Hinds Odyssey, the stories of Odysseus, Hector, Achilles and Priam last and have lasted It s maybe due to the big, classic, timeless nature of these stories, dealing as they do with love jealousy war Themes that have not changed, even when the world has.Geras has written several stories about Classical Greece Dido and Ithaka f [...]


  27. The novel Troy by Ad le Geras is about the Trojan war at the city of Troy between the Greeks and the Trojans The story has many viewpoints from various characters, but it is mostly narrated by a girl named Xanthe who is a love struck, stong, and gentle girl One example of when Xanthe was being in love is when she is talking to her sister Marpessa about a new soldier that had been put under her care in the Blood Room I saw Eros today, Xanthe said I truly did He was in the corner of the Blood Room [...]


  28. Troy by Adele Geras is a modern spinoff on your classic Greek myth Geras intertwines her own original characters stories with the ones of the legendary Greek heroes, giving us a personal perspective of the tragic events that befell the city of Troy Because of the vivid and detailed storytelling as well as the relatable age group that Geras introduces, I found Troy to be a much enjoyable read then I would have ever have expected a book retelling an old Greek myth to beSomething that initially [...]


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